Period
to 23 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 77 61
Rank change year-on-year +6 -16 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,613 2,948 3,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.25% 3.19% 3.57%
As % of the Applications category 38.98% 37.41% 40.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,585 1,819 1,940
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.07% +7.07%
10th Percentile £175 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £585
UK median daily rate £370 £373 £363
% change year-on-year -0.80% +2.90% +6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 185 211
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.27 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £38.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% -7.89% +10.95%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6,704 7,880 7,902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.33% 8.53% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,947 4,725 4,758
England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.84%
10th Percentile £150 £148 £150
90th Percentile £575 £562 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £351
% change year-on-year - +6.85% +3.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 705 612
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +0.98% -0.97%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.40 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -3.03%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 23 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 1,170 £400 -3.61% 183
South East +5 578 £315 -16.00% 145
North of England +19 323 £338 +12.50% 134
South West +14 204 £342 +3.64% 69
Midlands +3 184 £319 +1.19% 94
East of England -7 144 £350 -3.45% 60
Yorkshire +16 141 £338 +12.50% 48
North West +8 141 £325 - 76
West Midlands +6 128 £305 -6.15% 51
East Midlands +2 58 £325 +9.70% 42
North East +31 42 £368 +25.11% 10
South Coast - 2 £275 -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,057 (40.45%) Microsoft
2 919 (35.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 834 (31.92%) Finance
4 740 (28.32%) Microsoft Office
5 688 (26.33%) SQL
6 596 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
7 457 (17.49%) Project Management
8 434 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
9 392 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
10 334 (12.78%) SQL Server
11 317 (12.13%) Data Analysis
12 306 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
13 305 (11.67%) SharePoint
14 296 (11.33%) VBA
15 288 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 272 (10.41%) Degree
17 271 (10.37%) MS Visio
18 270 (10.33%) Analytics
19 265 (10.14%) Power Platform
20 260 (9.95%) Windows
21 259 (9.91%) Power BI
22 239 (9.15%) Microsoft Project
23 237 (9.07%) PMO
24 234 (8.96%) Security Cleared
25 227 (8.69%) Oracle
26 225 (8.61%) Migration
27 205 (7.85%) PRINCE2
28 200 (7.65%) SAP
28 200 (7.65%) Change Management
29 180 (6.89%) Tableau

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 305 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 72 (2.76%) Confluence
3 50 (1.91%) Skype for Business
4 48 (1.84%) SAS
5 29 (1.11%) Apache Spark
6 25 (0.96%) IIS
7 24 (0.92%) CMS
8 14 (0.54%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.34%) Documentum
10 8 (0.31%) Apache
10 8 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.23%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.19%) Captiva
12 5 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.15%) Drupal
13 4 (0.15%) JBoss
13 4 (0.15%) Jetty
13 4 (0.15%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 4 (0.15%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 919 (35.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 740 (28.32%) Microsoft Office
3 271 (10.37%) MS Visio
4 239 (9.15%) Microsoft Project
5 142 (5.43%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.65%) SPSS
7 12 (0.46%) Open Workbench
8 10 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.27%) Stata
10 5 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
10 5 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.19%) Snagit
11 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.11%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.11%) Lectora
11 3 (0.11%) Windchill
12 2 (0.077%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.038%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 30 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
4 15 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
5 14 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
7 11 (0.42%) Oracle TCA
8 10 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.34%) Eloqua
9 9 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.31%) Primavera
10 8 (0.31%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.31%) SAP MM
11 7 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
12 6 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.23%) Misys Opics
12 6 (0.23%) SAP FI
12 6 (0.23%) SAP HR
12 6 (0.23%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 265 (10.14%) Power Platform
2 131 (5.01%) Office 365
3 103 (3.94%) Azure
4 73 (2.79%) AWS
5 34 (1.30%) Google Sheets
6 26 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
7 23 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
8 21 (0.80%) SaaS
9 20 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
10 18 (0.69%) GCP
10 18 (0.69%) Google Analytics
11 15 (0.57%) G Suite
11 15 (0.57%) OneDrive
11 15 (0.57%) PowerApps
12 11 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
13 10 (0.38%) GitHub
14 9 (0.34%) PaaS
15 5 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.14%) Skype
2 48 (1.84%) Internet
3 28 (1.07%) LAN
4 26 (1.00%) DNS
4 26 (1.00%) Firewall
4 26 (1.00%) VPN
5 25 (0.96%) WAN
6 22 (0.84%) DHCP
7 21 (0.80%) Intranet
8 16 (0.61%) SAN
9 15 (0.57%) WebEx
10 14 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
11 13 (0.50%) Ethernet
11 13 (0.50%) TCP/IP
11 13 (0.50%) VLAN
12 12 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
13 11 (0.42%) HTTP
13 11 (0.42%) Wireless
14 9 (0.34%) SSH
15 8 (0.31%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 259 (9.91%) Power BI
3 138 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
4 123 (4.71%) MS Access
4 123 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 110 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 73 (2.79%) Relational Database
7 66 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
8 60 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 59 (2.26%) Big Data
10 56 (2.14%) QlikView
11 33 (1.26%) Oracle Database
11 33 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
12 28 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 27 (1.03%) PowerPivot
13 27 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
13 27 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
14 26 (1.00%) Data Mining
14 26 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
15 25 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 156 (5.97%) JIRA
2 28 (1.07%) Visual Studio
3 24 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 19 (0.73%) Selenium
5 18 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
6 16 (0.61%) Subversion
6 16 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 11 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.31%) Mercurial
11 8 (0.31%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.27%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.27%) Gatling
13 6 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
13 6 (0.23%) HP UFT
13 6 (0.23%) LoadRunner
13 6 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (0.19%) Hudson
General
1 834 (31.92%) Finance
2 174 (6.66%) Banking
3 166 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 131 (5.01%) Public Sector
5 115 (4.40%) Marketing
6 98 (3.75%) Retail
7 71 (2.72%) Legal
8 58 (2.22%) Front Office
9 46 (1.76%) Investment Banking
10 36 (1.38%) Manufacturing
11 31 (1.19%) Law
12 30 (1.15%) Billing
13 23 (0.88%) Financial Institution
14 22 (0.84%) Advertising
15 20 (0.77%) Military
15 20 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (0.73%) German Language
17 18 (0.69%) Back Office
18 17 (0.65%) Local Government
18 17 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,010 (38.65%) Analyst
2 335 (12.82%) Developer
3 311 (11.90%) Data Analyst
4 227 (8.69%) Business Analyst
5 161 (6.16%) Coordinator
6 128 (4.90%) Project Manager
7 94 (3.60%) Administrator
8 91 (3.48%) Consultant
9 89 (3.41%) Project Coordinator
10 82 (3.14%) PMO Analyst
11 74 (2.83%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 73 (2.79%) SQL Developer
13 67 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 65 (2.49%) Financial Analyst
15 58 (2.22%) VBA Developer
16 55 (2.10%) Junior
17 50 (1.91%) .NET Developer
17 50 (1.91%) C# Developer
17 50 (1.91%) Service Analyst
18 49 (1.88%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (4.36%) .NET
2 49 (1.88%) HTML
3 48 (1.84%) XML
4 36 (1.38%) ASP.NET
5 29 (1.11%) CSS
5 29 (1.11%) Web Services
6 28 (1.07%) JSON
7 26 (1.00%) WinForms
7 26 (1.00%) WPF
8 21 (0.80%) MDX
9 18 (0.69%) .NET Framework
10 17 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (0.54%) AngularJS
12 13 (0.50%) jQuery
12 13 (0.50%) Middleware
13 11 (0.42%) HTML5
14 9 (0.34%) React
15 8 (0.31%) REST
15 8 (0.31%) WCF
16 7 (0.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 596 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (6.43%) Management Information System
3 132 (5.05%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (1.57%) NHS
5 37 (1.42%) User Experience
6 32 (1.22%) Data Structures
7 31 (1.19%) Derivative
8 27 (1.03%) Algorithms
9 25 (0.96%) Data Centre
10 24 (0.92%) PMI
10 24 (0.92%) Virtual Team
11 22 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
12 20 (0.77%) FMCG
13 19 (0.73%) CMDB
14 18 (0.69%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (0.65%) Blackberry
16 16 (0.61%) e-Learning
16 16 (0.61%) Equities
16 16 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 260 (9.95%) Windows
2 126 (4.82%) Windows 10
3 63 (2.41%) Windows 7
4 47 (1.80%) Windows Server
5 45 (1.72%) Linux
6 43 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 28 (1.07%) Unix
8 21 (0.80%) Android
9 13 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.38%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.19%) Debian
16 5 (0.19%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (17.49%) Project Management
2 434 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 317 (12.13%) Data Analysis
5 306 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
6 288 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 270 (10.33%) Analytics
8 225 (8.61%) Migration
9 205 (7.85%) PRINCE2
10 200 (7.65%) Change Management
11 172 (6.58%) ITIL
11 172 (6.58%) Visualisation
12 157 (6.01%) Project Delivery
13 155 (5.93%) ETL
14 134 (5.13%) Decision-Making
15 132 (5.05%) Data Modelling
16 127 (4.86%) Scrum
17 122 (4.67%) Risk Management
18 120 (4.59%) Time Management
19 108 (4.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 688 (26.33%) SQL
2 296 (11.33%) VBA
3 130 (4.98%) Python
4 119 (4.55%) C#
5 96 (3.67%) T-SQL
6 94 (3.60%) VB
7 74 (2.83%) JavaScript
8 67 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 65 (2.49%) C
10 59 (2.26%) R
11 48 (1.84%) Java
12 45 (1.72%) VB.NET
13 42 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 36 (1.38%) C++
15 23 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 20 (0.77%) MATLAB
17 14 (0.54%) VBScript
18 11 (0.42%) Bash Shell
19 10 (0.38%) PHP
20 7 (0.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 272 (10.41%) Degree
2 234 (8.96%) Security Cleared
3 172 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 76 (2.91%) PMI Certification
5 56 (2.14%) PMP
6 55 (2.10%) ISEB
7 30 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 29 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 26 (1.00%) CIMA
10 25 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (0.73%) CISSP
13 18 (0.69%) ACCA
13 18 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (0.61%) CCNA
15 16 (0.61%) CISM
16 15 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
17 14 (0.54%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (9.07%) PMO
2 129 (4.94%) Data Quality
3 113 (4.32%) QA
4 71 (2.72%) SLA
5 39 (1.49%) GDPR
6 21 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.50%) IFRS
9 12 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.34%) P3O
11 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (0.31%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.19%) MiFID
14 4 (0.15%) Def Stans
14 4 (0.15%) NIST
15 3 (0.11%) CRD IV
15 3 (0.11%) GxP
15 3 (0.11%) ITGC
15 3 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 104 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.38%) XenApp
4 9 (0.34%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.23%) Firmware
6 6 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (0.23%) vSphere
7 5 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.077%) Docker
9 2 (0.077%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.077%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.077%) NDS
9 2 (0.077%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.077%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.038%) NFS
10 1 (0.038%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (1.72%) SCCM
2 16 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (0.54%) HP ALM
4 9 (0.34%) Puppet
5 8 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.23%) Control-M
8 5 (0.19%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.19%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.15%) QRadar
9 4 (0.15%) Salt
10 3 (0.11%) FlexNet
10 3 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.11%) Stealthwatch
11 2 (0.077%) IBM Guardium
11 2 (0.077%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,057 (40.45%) Microsoft
2 227 (8.69%) Oracle
3 200 (7.65%) SAP
4 180 (6.89%) Tableau
5 81 (3.10%) Google
6 52 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
7 50 (1.91%) ServiceNow
8 48 (1.84%) Remedy
9 43 (1.65%) Adobe
10 42 (1.61%) IBM
11 37 (1.42%) HP
12 36 (1.38%) Citrix
13 33 (1.26%) Cisco
14 30 (1.15%) VMware
15 29 (1.11%) Alteryx
15 29 (1.11%) Cloudera
16 28 (1.07%) Dell
17 25 (0.96%) Cognos
18 24 (0.92%) Informatica
19 20 (0.77%) Workday